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SAFARICOM YOUTH ORCHESTRA STUDENTS SET FOR E-LEARNING CLASSES
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SAFARICOM YOUTH ORCHESTRA STUDENTS SET FOR E-LEARNING CLASSES

14 May 2020 Members of the Safaricom Youth Orchestra are set to receive music lessons through e-learning, following a handover of 4G enabled mobile handsets from Safaricom.    With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the physical practice sessions, the over 80 students who make up the orchestra will now receive music instructions from home, with the...

Ghetto Classics Member – Community Outreach
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Ghetto Classics Member – Community Outreach

Our food distribution this week was a little different. Our older Ghetto Classics members took charge and distributed food to the older members of the Korogocho community. Here is Tracy Akinyi’s Report: The great team comprised of 20 vibrant Ghetto Classics members with Dirangu, Peris, Abby and Peter (The Art of Music Social team) being...

Ghetto Classics Clean and Food Relief
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Ghetto Classics Clean and Food Relief

On 13th March 2020, Kenya reported its first case of COVID -19. As a result the government of Kenya issued a directive that saw an end to teaching in schools and programs, working from home, social distancing and an end to public gatherings. As a result of this the music stopped at our Ghetto Classics centres....

Ghetto Classics Needs You.
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Ghetto Classics Needs You.

In light of the current COVID 19 pandemic we have had to shut down our music centres in Nairobi and Mombasa to adhere to government directives. Given that our operations are located in the slums, we noticed that there were limited water points so we began a campaign to purchase 50 water points in the 9...

Safaricom Youth Orchestra Applications Open
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Safaricom Youth Orchestra Applications Open

Calling all budding musicians…. Are you the one?  The Safaricom Youth Orchestra is looking for you. Applications are now open to join, the deadline is 24th March with auditions on 4th April 2020. For more information email: admin@artofmusic.co.ke  

German School students visit to Korogocho
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German School students visit to Korogocho

On 18th February 2020, students from the German School Nairobi visited Ghetto Classics at St Johns Korogocho. The students had watched a documentary about Ghetto Classics and worked together to raise 75,000 KSH for the programme. They came to deliver the cheque and make music with our players. It was a wonderful morning for the...

Ghetto Classics in Switzerland.
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Ghetto Classics in Switzerland.

15 members of Ghetto Classics started the year off in Switzerland performing alongside musicians from the Lausanne Conservatoire and Crescendo con La Musica a programme started by Jorge Viladoms as part of the Youth Olympics. Here are some of their experiences…   PHEBIAN OMOLLO I play the Trumpet and I have been in SYO for...

Turi Orchestral Weekend
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Turi Orchestral Weekend

Towards the end of 2019 the Art of Music welcomed some interns from the University of Nairobi Music Department. Here is Mercie’s experience working with us: On November 9th I accompanied about eighteen Ghetto Classics kids to an Orchestral weekend, hosted by St. Andrew’s Turi. The invited were the likes of Greensteds International School, Hillcrest...

AOM@10 Family Concert
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AOM@10 Family Concert

On 1st December we will be holding a special concert for Friends and Families of the Art of Music Foundation. The event will feature Ghetto Classics Orchestra, Dance and Choir, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya and The Safaricom Youth Orchestra with special appearances from JIMEK and Jorge Viladoms This concert will be at the Amani...

AOM @ 10 – Concert
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AOM @ 10 – Concert

The Art of Music Foundation will be marking 10 year of operations this year and to celebrate the occasion we will be holding a Fundraising concert on 30th November at Trademark Hotel. This concert will feature performances by Ghetto Classics, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya and The Safaricom Youth Orchestra with special guests JIMEK...

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